Seventeen Rappahannock Community College students were honored as “A Club” members during a celebratory luncheon sponsored by the college’s Student Support Services (SSS) Office on September 11. The “A Club” luncheons, held soon after the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, single out SSS participants who were enrolled in at least two classes during the preceding semester(s), and earned an A or an S (satisfactory) in each class.
Those recognized on this occasion were: Bryce Bell, Katie Brock, Michelle Childers, Christina Hamilton, Brandee Hutton, and Jonathan Smith, all of Gloucester County; Tashawni Custalow, King and Queen County; Andrea Davis and Asia Smith, Lancaster County; Clayton Hogge, Barbara Peters, Jerry Peters, Jr., and Michelle Taliaferro, all of Middlesex County; Alexis Simpson, Northumberland County; Justin Todd, Mathews County; and Gladys Bracey and Jade Duong, West Point.
Childers, Duong, Hamilton, and Taliaferro were fortunate enough to be able to accept their certificates in person; the remaining club members were prevented from attending the luncheon by work, family, or other commitments.
The SSS program was established by the United States Department of Education to help remove social, cultural, and economic barriers to higher education, and provides RCC students who meet its guidelines with individualized academic and personal counseling, tutoring, and cultural and social enrichment opportunities. The Department of Education makes these services available through the TRIO series of federal grant programs.